The Giving Garden
The Giving Garden, on Evans Street at Aldinga Beach was conceived as a response to children arriving at Aldinga Beach Children's Centre and Primary School without fresh fruit. Rotarian Lauren Jew, Community Development Coordinator at Aldinga Beach Children’s Centre has been the driving force behind this project, which was initiated by a street scaping grant from the City of Onkaparinga. The Rotary Club of Seaford is proud to be a supporting partner of the Giving Garden. Our members regularly participate in working bees, and with the support of Bunnings Seaford have installed a rainwater tank on the site.
Work commenced on the site in May 2016, a disused council reserve adjacent to Aldinga Beach B-7 School. With many hours of volunteer work, the Giving Garden was officially opened on March 15, 2017.

Local school and community members are welcome to take herbs, vegetables and fruit when they need them, and there is also a trading cart where people can donate seeds, cuttings and other excess produce from their own gardens.

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Our paving project has been completed and "Paul's Path" has officially been opened.
The club has been working on a major project to pave a path through the garden. This project has been completed and officially opened on May 20, 2018. This has made a large portion of the garden wheelchair accessible, and will also help children & volunteers during wet periods when the ground is muddy.
Many individuals and businesses purchased personalised pavers for the path, enabling us to raise the necessary funds for the project.
Excluding the personalised pavers, all other pavers in the path have been donated by local individuals and a special mention to Total Outdoor Living for the considerable donation of the grey pavers. Thanks also to Aldinga Landscape Supplies, who donated in excess of $300 worth of supplies and Reece Plumbing Seaford for the donation of 10 bags of cement.